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12/29/2021 07:00 EST New York Knicks @ Detroit Pistons


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12 hours ago, buddha said:

this really is ridiculous.

Pretty much.  The Pistons were a bad team to begin with, and then they are essentially stripped down to 3 season starting rotation players and a bunch of G league players.  And as for the 3 rotation players, Bey is a starter that is probably more of a bench piece, Jackson was a castoff that found a solid bench role over the last part of last season, and Diallo was stapled to the pine for a while earlier on.

Now go ahead and probably put Jackson on the shelf after his ankle injury last night.

There was a graphic during the game that so far this season, 549 different players have logged an NBA minute.  The previous high was 540 twice (can't remember which two seasons that was).  We're not even half way through this regular season yet.

I guess continuing to play is just inventory for the NBA to pitch out there.  It ain't good, necessarily.  On the one hand, there lots of guys that are going to go balls out because they have a chance to show off their wares.  On the other hand, the talent is lesser, and teams are lacking cohesion by just throwing warm bodies on the roster.  At least there is some familiarity with G league teams.  Can you imagine going through this 10-20 years ago with no affiliated minor league teams to draw from?

I just wish someone would give Cheick Diallo a map when he takes the floor.  He looks completely lost out there, as in never seen a basketball game lost.

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Is H Diallo turning into something? He has the opportunity and minutes right now...

If so:

1) What is he turning into exactly?

2) When do we trade Josh Jackson.? Err... how soon can we get him out of Detroit? That's what I meant...

3) For that matter, same with Cory Joseph?

 

I know we get nothing for either one of those guys... just asking for a friend...

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On 12/30/2021 at 7:32 PM, 1984Echoes said:

Is H Diallo turning into something? He has the opportunity and minutes right now...

If so:

1) What is he turning into exactly?

2) When do we trade Josh Jackson.? Err... how soon can we get him out of Detroit? That's what I meant...

3) For that matter, same with Cory Joseph?

 

I know we get nothing for either one of those guys... just asking for a friend...

Diallo and Frank Jackson both showed enough last season that I was mildly excited about them going into this year.  Jackson was the guy I was actually higher on but Diallo appears to be the guy breaking out.

I'd feel a little better about him if he was a good free throw shooter.  He's probably never going to be much of a three point shooter so he needs to make hay in the paint and at the line.  Crossing my fingers at least some of this sustainable and he becomes our next Christian Wood like find.  

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diallo is actually an upper level nba athlete, unlike almost everyone else on the team.  but he cant shoot.  c'est la vie.

jackson is just a chucker.  now, the world needs chuckers, but he's never going to be more than a guy who comes off the bench to score when he's hot.

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